“The legislation that just passed the Senate is a small, but wholly insufficient, step in the right direction.” “This is not a moment for small measures or early declarations of victory. Congress must get to work immediately on additional legislation.” Washington, DC – Today, following the Senate passage of interim coronavirus response legislation, leaders of […]
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Washington, DC – Today, leaders of progressive research, policy, and advocacy groups released the following statement calling on Congress to move quickly to pass a robust legislative package that meets the scale of this crisis. The leaders laid out four specific principles that must guide congressional action to ensure that upcoming legislation puts workers, Black […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2020 Contact: Elena Waskey, 410-598-7532 email@example.com WASHINGTON – Today, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, providing $2 trillion in federal aid to Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic and related economic shutdown. The Washington Center for Equitable Growth commends Congress and the president for passing […]
Equitable Growth President and CEO Calls New Tool ‘Vital,’ ‘an Important First Step’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2020 CONTACT: Elena Waskey, 202-545-3357 firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, or BEA, today released the first-ever federally produced statistics measuring how total U.S. personal income is distributed across people in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2020 CONTACT: Elena Waskey, 202-545-3357 email@example.com WASHINGTON—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that longtime congressional staffer Amanda Fischer has joined the organization as its new policy director. “As our new policy director, Amanda will lead the development of our policy priorities and help position the organization as a […]
Among endorsees are former chair of the Federal Reserve, two former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers, two Nobel laureates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2019 CONTACT: Erica Handloff, 202-746-5747 firstname.lastname@example.org Washington — Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced 58 economists and other social scientists—including two Nobel laureates, two former chairs of […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2019 CONTACT: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 email@example.com WASHINGTON – Today, at its Vision 2020 conference, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced that in January, it will release a compilation of 20 innovative, evidence-based, and concrete ideas to shape the 2020 policy debate. Several of the contributors to the essay collection […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2019 CONTACT: Elena Waskey, 202-545-3357 firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that Claudia Sahm will join the organization in November as its new director of macroeconomic policy. She is currently a section chief at the Federal Reserve Board. “As a member of our research advisory […]
The Congressional Joint Economic Committee today is holding the first-ever hearing to discuss new proposals to measure who prospers when the U.S. economy grows, an acknowledgement that Gross Domestic Product growth is no longer a sufficient measure for understanding the health of our economy. Congress has already taken a number of actions to press the […]
30,000-person survey found women, people of color among hardest hit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2019 AT 5:00 AM CONTACT: Giovanni Rocco, 202-753-6521 email@example.com Washington, D.C. – New research released today by The Shift Project at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley offers unprecedented insight into the […]